Michael Siv

Michael Siv was part of the team that produced Who I Became (Vietnamese Youth Development Center, 2003) in San Francisco, California. Michael Siv is an award winning Cambodian-American filmmaker and journalist. His filmography ranges from exploring the challenges of growing up as a Cambodian refugee in San Francisco's tenderloin district to documenting the many facets of the immigrant experience in America as a journalist for New America Media.  His latest film, Daze of Justice, (2016) documents Cambodian-American genocide survivors and the UN Special Tribunal prosecuting the Khmer Rouge. The film garnered many awards at festivals ranging from the Asian American International Film Festival, World Cinema Initiative, IndieFEST Film Awards, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival. When Siv was 24, he was featured in Nakasako’s film Refugee (2003) which documented his return to Cambodia upon learning that his father and brother, whom he believed the Khmer Rouge murdered, had survived.

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